It was a successful defence and the fourth time in all that the Dubliner has claimed the title. "I've been searching for a little spark all season and this will give me just the boost I need in the search for Ryder Cup points," said McGinley. ISM chief Chubby Chandler paid tribute to his stable of winners when he said: 'After a quick start to the season through Mark Foster's debut win, things went a little quiet until Darren came out firing in America and then Lee followed it up in Germany. It was particularly pleasing for Paul to get back on the winning track in a tournament sponsored by his own sponsors, Smurfit. "Let's hope the rest of the camp get that winning feeling because there is plenty to play for this season".
Andrew Coltart continued his staggering run of form when he collected 67,946 valuable Ryder Cup points after his fourth top five finish in five prolific weeks. The Scot finished fourth behind Ernie Els in Crans sur Sierre, Switzerland, to head our challenge for a place in the team to face America next year.
Two more of our own team had top 10 finishes in Switzerland with Englishmen David Howell and Paul Casey tied for eighth while Mark Foster was 19th and Carlos Rodiles 23rd.